Professor
Department of Teaching & Learning

Dr. Angela Eckhoff

3122 Education Building
Norfolk, 23529

Angela Eckhoff is an Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning and the Director of the Virginia Early Childhood Policy Center.

Other in Educational Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, ()

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Eckhoff, A. "CCAMPIS ODU" $505200. Federal. October 2019 - October 2022
Eckhoff, A. and Glasgow, J. "CCAMPIS ODU" $284372.00 . Higher Education. October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017
Sunday, K. E., Baker, P. and Eckhoff, A. "Early Childhood Symposium" $10000. 2016 -
Eckhoff, A., Baker, P., Glasgow, J. and Sunday, K. E. "Early Childhood Symposium" $10000. 2014 -

Expertise

Child Development
Early Childhood Pedagogy
Arts Education
Informal Learning Environments
Creativity

Research Interests

Areas of specialization and research include participatory research methods, imagination and creative development during childhood, informal learning environments for children and families, and early childhood policy.

Articles

Tilhou, R., Eckhoff, A. and Rose, B. (2021). A Collective Impact Organization for Early Childhood: Increasing Access to Quality Care by Uniting Community Sectors. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION JOURNAL 49 (1) , pp. 111-123.
Giblin, J., Stefaniak, J., Eckhoff, A. and Luo, T. (2021). An exploration of factors influencing the decision-making process and selection of academic help sources. JOURNAL OF COMPUTING IN HIGHER EDUCATION 33 (1) , pp. 1-18.
Malogianni, C., Luo, T., Stefaniak, J. and Eckhoff, A. (2021). An exploration of the relationship between argumentative prompts and depth to elicit alternative positions in ill-structured problem solving. ETR&D-EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.
Eckhoff, A. and Goodman-Scott, E. (2021). School Counselors' Perceptions and Understandings of Lockdown Drills: Navigating the Paradox of Safety and Fear. EDUCATIONAL POLICY.
Childress, D., Raver, S. A.., Eckhoff, A. and Gear, S. B. (2021). Technology-mediated professional development for early intervention service providers: connecting adult learning with caregiver support. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN EDUCATION.
Goodman-Scott, E. and Eckhoff, A. (2020). School Counselors' Experiences With Lockdown Drills: A Phenomenological Investigation. JOURNAL OF COUNSELING AND DEVELOPMENT 98 (4) , pp. 435-445.
Sentz, J., Stefaniak, J., Baaki, J. and Eckhoff, A. (2019). How do instructional designers manage learners' cognitive load? An examination of awareness and application of strategies. ETR&D-EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT 67 (1) , pp. 199-245.
Eckhoff, A. (2019). Public Displays of Children's Work in Early Learning and Elementary School Settings as Documentation of Children's Learning Experiences. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EARLY CHILDHOOD 51 (1) , pp. 73-91.
Tihou, R., Brittney, R. and Jane, G. (2018). Building Partnerships: The role of nonprofit organizations in supporting education diplomacy in early childhood.. Childhood Education 94 (3) , pp. 84-89.
Eckhoff, A. (2018). Using on-site and virtual museum visits to build supportive arts experiences. Young Children.
McClure, M., Tarr, P., Thompson, C. Marmé. and Eckhoff, A. (2017). Defining quality in visual art education for young children: Building on the position statement of the Early Childhood Art Educators. Arts Education Policy Review 118 (3) , pp. 154–163.
Eckhoff, A. (2017). Images of Play Experiences Through a Child’s Lens: An Exploration of Play and Digital Media with Young Children. International Journal of Early Childhood 49 (1) , pp. 113–129.
Eckhoff, A. (2017). Partners in Inquiry: A Collaborative Life Science Investigation with Preservice Teachers and Kindergarten Students. Early Childhood Education Journal 45 (2) , pp. 219–227.
B, R. and Eckhoff, A. (2017). STEM Resources and Materials for Engaging Learning Experiences. Young Children 72 (1) , pp. 90-93.
Eckhoff, A. (2016). NAEYC Governing Board and Leadership. Young Children , pp. 62.
O'Hallarn, B., Eckhoff, A. and Seymore, D. (2016). Title IX Then and Now at Old Dominion University: Listening for the Echoes. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport 9 (2) , pp. 226–246.
Baker, P., Eckhoff, A., Miller-Stevens, K. and John, R. (2016). Virginia’s Early Childhood Home Visitation Programming: Support for.
Eckhoff, A. (2015). Ethical considerations of children’s digital image-making and image-audiancing in early childhood environments. Early Child Development and Care 185 (10) , pp. 1617–1628.
Hathcock, S., Dickerson, D. L., Eckhoff, A. and Katsioloudis, P. (2014). Scaffolding for Creative Product Possibilities in a Design-Based STEM Activity. Research in Science Education , pp. 1-22.
Dickerson, D. L., Eckhoff, A., Stewart, C. O., Chappell Moots, S. and Hathcock, S. (2014). The examination of a pullout STEM program for urban upper elementary students. Research in science education 44 (3) , pp. 483–506.
Eckhoff, A. (2013). Conversational pedagogy: Exploring interactions between a teaching artist and young learners during visual arts experiences. Early Childhood Education Journal 41 (5) , pp. 365–372.
Linder, S. M., Eckhoff, A., Igo, L. B. and Stegelin, D. (2013). Identifying Influential Facilitators of Mathematics Professional Development: A Survey Analysis of Elementary School Teachers.. International Journal of Science & Mathematics Education 11 (6) , pp. 1424-1435.
Urbach, J. and Eckhoff, A. (2012). Release the Dragon: the role of popular culture in children’s stories. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood 13 (1) , pp. 27–37.
Spearman, M. and Eckhoff, A. (2012). Teaching young learners about sustainability. Childhood Education 88 (6) , pp. 354–359.
Eckhoff, A., Hallenbeck, A. and Spearman, M. (2011). A Place for the Arts: Lessons Learned from an Afterschool Art Experience with Reclaimed Materials.. Afterschool Matters 14 , pp. 40–47.
Eckhoff, A. (2011). Art experiments: introducing an artist-in-residence programme in early childhood education. Early Child Development and Care 181 (3) , pp. 371–385.
Eckhoff, A. (2011). Creativity in the early childhood classroom: Perspectives of preservice teachers. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education 32 (3) , pp. 240–255.
Benner, S. M., McCrary, D. E., Kim, H. Kyoung., Florez, I. Rose., Bekleyen, N. and Eckhoff, A. (2011). CrossRef citations Altmetric. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education 32 (3).
Eckhoff, A. (2011). Transformative Partnerships: Designing School-Based Visual Arts Outreach Programmes. International Journal of Art & Design Education 30 (2) , pp. 256–265.
Eckhoff, A. (2010). Using Games to Explore Visual Art with Young Children. YC Young Children 65 (1) , pp. 18.
Eckhoff, A. and Spearman, M. (2009). Rethink, reimagine, reinvent: The Reggio Emilia approach to incorporating reclaimed materials in children’s artworks. Art Education 62 (2) , pp. 10–16.
Eckhoff, A. (2008). The importance of art viewing experiences in early childhood visual arts: The exploration of a master art teacher’s strategies for meaningful early arts experiences. Early Childhood Education Journal 35 (5) , pp. 463–472.
Eckhoff, A. and Urbach, J. (2008). Understanding imaginative thinking during childhood: Sociocultural conceptions of creativity and imaginative thought. Early Childhood Education Journal 36 (2) , pp. 179–185.
Eckhoff, A. and GUBERMAN, S. (2006). Children’s Art Viewing Experiences. Art Education 59 , pp. 5.
Eckhoff, A. and Guberman, S. (2006). Daddy Daycare, Daffy Duck, and Salvador Dali: Popular culture and children’s art viewing experiences. Art Education 59 (5) , pp. 19-24.

Books

(2018). Creative Investigations in Early Art. Gryphon House Press.
(2018). Creative Investigations in Early Science. Gryphon House Press.

Book Chapters

Linder, S. (2018). Using Observation to Build STEAM Experiences. Spotlight on Young Children – Observation and Assessment, (pp. 40-44) Washington DC: NAEYC.
Eckhoff, A. (2014). Museum spaces as a provocation for learning Thinking Critically about Environments for Young Children: Bridging Theory and Practice (pp. 145-61) New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
Eckhoff, A. and Nicholson, K. (2012). Valuing Contemporary Educators. In Davis Jr., O.L. & Spearman, M., (Eds.), A Century of Leadership: Biographies of Kappa Delta Pi Presidents Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers,.
Caccamise, D., Frankze, M., Eckhoff, A., Kintsch, E. and Kintsch, W. (2007). Guided practice in technology-based summary writing. In McNamara, D., (Ed.) Reading comprehension strategies: Theories, interventions, and technologies (pp. 275-396) Hillsdale, NJ.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Conference Proceeding

Green, K. Evan., Eckhoff, A., Rosenblith, S. and Walker, I. D. (2009). Extending the Reggio Emilia educational approach to creativity support environments Proceedings of the seventh ACM conference on Creativity and cognition (pp. 375–376).

Presentations

Eckhoff, A., Baker, P. and John, R. ( 2017). Elementary School Principals’ Perspectives on School Readiness: Perspectives, Implcations, and Policy Considerations Paper American Educational Research Association San Antonio, TX..
Austin, N., John, R., Eckhoff, A. and Baker, P. ( 2017). Public School Discipline Policies and Practices in the United States: Implication for Early Childhood Classrooms Paper Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association San Antonio, TX.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2017). Practices surrounding the public audiancing of children’s work in elementary schools Paper Annual Meeting of the National Art Education Association New York, NY.
Eckhoff, A. and Sunday, K. ( 2017). Loose Parts: Playful Inquiry and Exploration in the Visual Arts Paper The Virginia Association for Early Childhood Education Hampton, VA..
Ruzzi, B. and Eckhoff, A. ( 2016). Multimodal Science Experiences in Preschool Classrooms: An Examination of Knowledge Building through Three Instructional Models Paper Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association Washington, DC.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2016). The view from along the way: Exploring children's experiences through their photography and videos Paper Annual meeting of the NAEYC Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development Baltimore, MD.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2016). Investigating Virtual Art Programming for Children: Strategies for Meaningful Inclusion Paper Annual Meeting of the National Art Education Association Chicago, IL.
Eckhoff, A. and Sunday, K. ( 2016). Materiality in Preschool Art Experiences Paper Inspiring Teachers Conference at Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA.
McClure, M., Coombs, A., Cinquemani, S. and Eckhoff, A. ( 2015). Image of the child as collaborator: The responsive educator as art making partner Paper Annual Meeting of the National Art Education Association New Orleans, LA.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2015). Through their own lens: Children’s views of childhood play Paper Annual Meeting of the National Art Education Association New Orleans, LA.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2015). Creativity and STEM Learning in Early Childhood Paper Symposium Presentation at the NAEYC Research Symposium at the National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development New Orleans, LA..
Eckhoff, A. ( 2014). mages of school experiences though a child’s lens: A reflexive, micro-ethnographic inquiry Paper Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association Philadelphia, PA.
Williams, S. and Eckhoff, A. ( 2014). The Exhibition Experience in Early Childhood Paper Annual meeting of the National Art Education Association San Diego, CA..
Eckhoff, A. ( 2014). Young children as researchers: A micro-ethnographic exploration of play space through visual media Paper Annual meeting of the National Art Education Association San Diego, CA.
Baker, P., Austin, N. and Eckhoff, A. ( 2014). Policy Issues Affecting Young Children and Families in Virginia Paper the annual meeting of The Virginia Association for the Early Childhood Education Roanoke, VA.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2014). Cognition and the arts in early childhood Other The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable New York: New York.
Eckhoff, A. and Baker, P. ( 2014). Current issues and trends with Virginia’s early childhood policy Paper The Virginia Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Norfolk, VA..
Eckhoff, A. ( 2013). Supporting Novice Early Childhood Educators through a University-Based Teacher Learning Community Paper 2013 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association San Francisco, CA.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2012). Conversational Pedagogy: Exploring the Impact of Encouragement on Young Children’s Creative Experiences Paper Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association Vancouver, BC.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2012). Influences on Preschool Arts Experiences: Planning, Expectations, and Teacher Knowledge Paper Annual meeting of the National Art Education Association New York, NY.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2011). Engaging the Youngest Museum Visitors: Virtual Art Learning Environments Paper Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association New Orleans, LA.
Lowenski, M. and Eckhoff, A. ( 2011). Designing to support and inspire: Virtual arts experiences for children Paper Annual meeting of the National Art Education Association Seattle, WA..
Eckhoff, A. ( 2011). Many voices, many cultures: Incorporating the art of contemporary artists in our classrooms Paper Annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children Orlando, FL.
Eckhoff, A., Spearman, M. and Hallenback, A. ( 2010). A place for the arts: Lessons learned from an after-school art experience with reclaimed materials Paper Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association Denver, CO.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2010). Early childhood preservice teachers’ beliefs about the role of creativity in the classroom Paper Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association Denver, CO.
Urbach, J. and Eckhoff, A. ( 2010). Release the dragon: The role of popular culture in children's stories Paper Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association Denver, CO.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2010). Strengthening early childhood arts experiences through artist-in-residence programs Paper Annual meeting of the National Art Education Association Baltimore, MD.
Eckhoff, A., Blackwell, S. B., Davis, T. and Waltman, T. ( 2010). Pre-service teachers’ understandings of the role of play and creativity in the early childhood classroom Paper TASP/IPA 2010 conference Atlanta, GA.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2010). Using games to explore visual art with young children Paper The Annual Meeting of the Georgia Association on Young Children Atlanta, GA..
Eckhoff, A. ( 2009). Playful interactions in the visual arts: The care for artist-in-residence programs in early childhood classrooms Paper Annual meeting for The Association for the Study of Play Brownsville, TX.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2009). Art experiments: Introducing an artist-in-residence program in early childhood education Paper annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association San Diego, CA.
Spearman, M. and Eckhoff, A. ( 2009). Educating young learners about sustainability: Possibilities and problems for multi-disciplinary approaches in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Poster Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association San Diego, CA.
Spearman, M. and Eckhoff, A. ( 2009). Reclaim, renew, repurpose: Giving old objects new uses through art explorations Paper Annual meeting of the College and University Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies Atlanta, GA.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2009). Developing effective partnerships: Creating meaningful connections between galleries and classrooms through outreach programs Paper Annual meeting of the National Art Education Association Minneapolis, MN.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2009). Viewing art with young children: Building critical visual literacy skills Paper Annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children Washington, D.C..
Eckhoff, A. ( 2008). Preservice teachers’ incorporation of digital photography and the visual arts in inquiry-based science experiences for young children Paper Annual meeting of the National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development New Orleans, LA..
Urbach, J. and Eckhoff, A. ( 2008). Developing children's imaginative literacy through storytelling practices in early literacy and the visual arts Oral Presentation Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association New York, NY.
Eckhoff, A. and Spearman, M. ( 2008). The role of the found object in art: A discussion of Reggio Emilia’s REMIDA Center Paper Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association New York, NY.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2008). Understanding educators’ views on the role of informal learning and outreach in the visual arts Paper annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association New York, NY.
Jarrett, O., Atkins, L., Burlingame, H., Eckhoff, A., Norvell, B., Milsap, A., Reese-learned, H. and Scrupskelis, A. ( 2008). From research to advocacy: Research to inform advocates for the child right to play Other Annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Play Tempe, AZ.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2008). Playful science: The power of play in developing young children’s understandings of the natural worl Paper Annual meeting of The Association for the Study of Play Tempe, AZ..
Eckhoff, A. ( 2008). What teachers want: Developing a visual arts outreach program with rural K-12 educators Oral Presentation Annual meeting of the National Art Education Association New Orleans, LA.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2008). The transformative power of the arts in education?: Why do we teach arts in teacher preparation programs ? Paper Teacher Education at a Crossroads: Examining the Transformative Power of the Arts and Humanities Savannah, GA..
Spearman, M. and Eckhoff, A. ( 2008). Teaching about sustainability: Early childhood/elementary pre-service teachers and twenty-first century environmental issues Paper The College and University Assembly (CUFA) of the National Council for the Social Studies Houston, TX..
Spearman, M. and Eckhoff, A. ( 2008). Transforming artifacts: Connecting Social Studies and Found Object Art Paper The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) annual meeting .
Eckhoff, A. ( 2007). Teaching strategies for early arts education: Integrating art viewing and art making experiences Paper Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association Chicago, IL.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2007). The relationship of the art learning environment to the development of children’s imaginative thinking Paper Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association Chicago, IL..
Eckhoff, A. ( 2007). Scaffolding visual literacy through play Paper Annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Play Rochester, NY.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2007). Appreciating and developing children’s imaginative thinking Annual meeting of the National Art Education Association New York, NY..
Eckhoff, A. and Edmondson, E. ( 2007). Developing scientific thinking in a long-term science inquiry project: The collaborative journey between preservice teachers and early childhood students Paper Annual meeting of the National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development Pittsburgh, PA.
Cadwell, H., Spearman, M., Wheat, B., Kapavik, R. and Eckhoff, A. ( 2007). Getting it Done and Moving Forward: The Dissertation Paper Kappa Delta Pi Biannual Convocation Louisville, KT.
Spearman, M. and Eckhoff, A. ( 2007). Thinking green in social studies and the visual arts: Lessons from the REMIDA Center Oral Presentation The South Carolina Association of Teacher Educators Greenville, SC.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2006). Stimulating children with imaginative art-viewing and art-production experiences Paper Annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children Atlanta, GA.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2006). Thinking in and through art. PLAY Group (Preschool, Licensing and Youth Camps) Paper Colorado Parks and Recreation Association Boulder, CO..
Eckhoff, A. ( 2006). Encouraging imaginative thinking through the arts Paper The South Carolina chapter of the National Association for the Education of Young Children Columbia, SC.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2005). Exploring the role of metacognition in educational technology Paper The annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association Montreal, Canada.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2005). The cognitive and aesthetic benefits of giving young children extended and repeated viewing time Paper The annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association Montreal, Canada.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2005). Children, aesthetics, and cognition Paper The annual meeting of the National Art Education Association Boston, MA.
Cacamise, D., Kintsch, E., Franzke, M., Eckhoff, A. and Kintsch, W. ( 2005). Guided practice in technology-based summary writing Paper The Center for Cognitive Science and Educational Practice’s Reading Strategies Workshop at the University of Memphis Memphis, TN.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2005). Visual arts education and young children Paper The Denver Art Museum Denver, CO.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2004). Inspired by art: Introducing master artists and their work to young children. PLAY Group (Preschool, Licensing and Youth Camps) Paper Colorado Parks and Recreation Association Boulder, CO.
Eckhoff, A. ( 2004). Metacognitive skill employment during Summary Street use: An LSA-based tutor Poster The annual meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse Chicago, IL.
  • 2019: Teacher’s Choice Award – Preschool , Learning Magazine
  • 2018: Preferred Choice Award, Creative STEM Books, Creative Child Magazine
  • 2015: Safe Harbor Award, Children’s Harbor
  • 2014: New Investigator or Contract Award , Old Dominion University
  • 2011: University Service Alliance Faculty Fellow, Clemson University
  • 2008: Faculty Award - Consortium for the Advancement of Interdisciplinary Research on Human Opportunity Research, Clemson University
  • 2005: Student Research Award - Institute for Cognitive Science , University of Colorado at Boulder
  • 2004: Student Travel Award - Institute for Cognitive Science, Boulder, CO
  • 2002: Academic Fellowship – School of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder